Elizabeth Drive, Liverpool crash: Community members save teenagers from burning car

A fiery collision involving two cars in Sydney’s southwest has seen five people – including three teenagers – rushed to hospital.
Police are investigating the head-on crash which took place on Elizabeth Drive, Liverpool about 8.40pm on Tuesday, which saw one of the cars engulfed in flames.
Heroic bystanders quickly rushed to pull the five people out of the car before police and ambulance crews arrived, saving the lives of the driver and passengers. NSW Police acting inspector Jason Hogan said police would allege the 18-year old driver lost control of a Holden Commodore and ended up on the other side of the road when crashing into a Mazda CX5.
“Speed could be a contributing factor,” he said.
The driver has been tested for drug and alcohol, with the results not expected to come through for a couple of months.

The 18-year-old driver of the sedan and three male passengers – aged 22, 16 and 15 – were treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital with minor injuries.
A 16-year-old girl who was sitting in the back left seat of the Commodore was taken to Liverpool Hospital with serious injuries, including two broken femurs, and broken hip.
According to police, she is currently in a coma. The 31-year-old woman who was driving the Mazda was also treated for minor injuries and taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition.
The situation could have ended much more tragically if not for the actions of the bystanders that pulled them from the car.
“The quick thinking of the members of the public have made sure that these people are still alive at the moment,” Acting Inspector Hogan said.
“They could have been burnt while trying to render assistance to these people that they didn‘t know.”
The members of the public who intervened may be receiving a bravery award from the police.
A witness to the fiery crash posted to a local community Facebook page recounting how he watched on in horror as the incident unfolded.

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